Junior Trader – Hedge Fund – 40-50k base + bonus – Excellent progression

Location: London   Sectors   

A strong performing multi-strategy hedge fund, with a sizeable AUM, are looking to make a newly created hire for its award winning flagship fund’s investment desk.

Working in a small trading team, reporting directly to the Head Trader for the flagship fund, the junior will have a unique opportunity to train, learn, develop and progress in to a full fledged trading role in 2yrs+. Please note that this is not an operations role, as they have a separate, specialist team for operations/MO work.

The key focus in this role is to carry out the tasks/responsibilities that a trader would otherwise look to carry out in the background (allowing the traders to focus purely on the job at hand). For example, you will deal directly with Prime Brokers on the desk’s behalf, delve deeper into trade ideas that they have come up with (+ be the catalyst allowing them to best utilise and react to new information), assess market volumes, take on the majority of ad-hoc projects etc. With development, you will gradually take on more ad-hoc trading responsibilities. For any tech savvy individuals, there will be an opportunity to assist with the build out of trading tools.

You should have a strong academic record, including a relevant, top ranking degree. You will most likely have 1-2yrs experience and will see this role as a ‘step-up’. The most likely applicant would be a current hedge fund operations analyst or an IB trade support/TA that is feeling wasted in their current role and thus looking for progression.

The role will roughly offer a 40-50k base salary and a bonus, part of the front office pool, that will awarded based on company and individual performance.